Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Aqaba 2

From here we walked around to the Great Arab revolt Plaza where one of the biggest flag poles stand (we were told second to the one that stands in Abu Dhabi) .  Between the plaza and fort we visited Shareif Hussein House, once the kings residence but now the Aqaba Museum where we saw mainly artefacts found around the city.  Next to that was the Aqaba Heritage Museum where we could see displays on how the Bedouins lived.

We were then taken to an excavation site were they believed they have unearthed the remains of possibly the worlds oldest purpose built church. Seeing we were in ruins mode we then moved onto the Ayla ruins , one of the ancient Islamic Cities... it is believed to have served as the port for trade at the time.

It was now time to head downtown and get a real taste of what it is like to be a Jordanian living in Aqaba.... always our favourite part of these trips. Leaving the van behind we headed into town for what Ashraf promised included a few surprises.


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